Category Archives: Motherhood

Unwasted time

I couldn’t get phone messages all summer. Instead I got annoyed texts telling me my voicemail box was full. Yeah, I know, my phone needed my attention. But it had to compete with activities and hours of planning for my … Continue reading

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Head games

Euphoric. That was my feeling after Forrest Walker (yes, that’s his real name) treated me post-concussion. His simple touch on my abdomen, chest, thigh and head magically shifted the intangible energy within my body in indefinable ways. A fluid sense … Continue reading

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Brotherly love (31 for 21)

The expansive love a new mother feels cannot be described. Perhaps only one who has given birth can get what it’s like to have such tremendous affection for another being. Motherhood increases the capacity of one’s heart so deeply, so … Continue reading

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Normal chaos

So this is what it’s like when it’s not like this all the time… That’s what I pondered before falling asleep the night before last. Raphael had been well more than not for long stretches over the past year, so … Continue reading

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Nothing

“I have big news to share!” I blurted as we sat down at the coffee shop. “What?” Robyn asked. I hesitated, took a breath, and said excitedly, “Nothing.” My eyes unexpectedly watered, and I held my breath for a minute … Continue reading

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Back-breakingly yours

I should have known this would happen. It took a few days to create a schedule that actually built in time for things I’d been mostly missing for the past few years: simple things like sleep, showering, and exercise – … Continue reading

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Apples and Honey

A friend I rarely talk to these days messaged me. She said she could tell things were looking up for me. I suppose she meant based on my intermittent Facebook posts – those unwitting barometers of my late-night screen-time zone … Continue reading

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